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ūüí•New Vintage Shiraz has arrived!

New vintage Shiraz has arrived! 2018 RESERVE Shiraz - Clare ValleyThis cool climate wine presents as a stunning combination of bright magenta colours, flavours of blackberry conserve and aromas of white pepper and five-spice. All delicately cradled in a seamless way, with hints of French oak and great tannin structure. A classic Clare Valley Shiraz that is truly expressive of the regions terroir and heritage.$18.00

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Winter Truffle Hunting is Back

Its the time of year again where Ande and Josef head off looking for their winter treasure, the truffle! ¬† Look out for the forthcoming truffle event in Collingwood that will excite your taste pallet with booth wine and truffles for the tasting! Oak Hill Truffle Hunting¬† Nestled in the historic goldfield town of Gordon just 1 hour out of Melbourne CBD, lies ‚ÄúOak Hill Truffles‚ÄĚ. ¬†We got a chance to visit a beautiful patch of farm land and home of Truffle farm owners Merylee and Ian. The central highlands region are ideally suited for the production of winter truffles from mid-June to the end of August with warm summers, cold winters and plenty of frosts! We were welcomed into...

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Ande Orbach: A creative spirit and asset to Side Gate

 Ande is the SA connection to Side Gate. Proudly a new Australian stemming from Austria, she grew up in wonderful Adelaide.  After a number of careers including teaching Primary School, being a Flight Attendant and experiencing  a world full of travel and life experiences she connected with Josef and his 3 beautiful daughters in Melbourne. Some years later with the addition of two new Orbach girls the family moved to Clare SA for a country escape. Ande started a weekly street Market 'Andy's Market', was LOTE German teacher at St Joseph's School and  later became the Restauranter at Clarevale. Some 4 years on the move back to Victoria was a initiated by Josef's desire to launch his first wine label...

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JOSEF'S RECIPE: Gluten-free Gnocchi with Pine mushrooms

Enjoy a heart warming dinner from scratch with¬†your¬†family and friends¬† ‚Äď If you love¬†mushrooms and¬†Italian¬†dinning try Josef's¬†home-made¬†recipe, bring the house together with¬†this¬†delicious¬†meal! ¬† INGREDIENTS 4 (750g) desiree potatoes, unpeeled1 1/3 cups (200g) Gluten free plain flour, plus a little extra1 ¬ľ pound of Pine¬†mushrooms2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons unsalted butter4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced¬Ĺ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste¬Ĺ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper¬ľ cup white wine¬† ¬†Grated Parmesan for and chive garnish for serving METHOD 1.First,¬†Place potatoes in a saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to the boil over high heat. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until just tender when tested with a skewer. Drain well. Set aside until just cool enough to handle. While...

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